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Best Bites: Mangiamo Pronto, Prosciutto Cotto Pizza

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Mangiamo Pronto, 1601 17th St., 303-297-1229, www.mangiamoprontodenver.com. Gone are the days when ordering pizza meant choosing between pepperoni or sausage. Today, the market is flooded with artisanal takes on the Italian staple—and thank goodness for that. We rejoice in picks like Mangiamo Pronto’s prosciutto cotto—literally “cooked Italian ham”—pizza. But don’t expect disks of Canadian ham and chunks of pineapple on this pie. Instead, you’re rewarded with a cracker-thin crust topped with semisweet apricot marmellata, spicy capocollo, and a judicious sprinkling of fresh Parmesan. The crowning touch is an arugula salad that adds zest to bites that are already peppery, nutty, and sweet.

This article appeared in the March 2010 issue of 5280.

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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